Episode 186, February 24, 2014 Hosts: Jesse, Paul Title: Jesse’s Excellent Arizonan Adventures!
After two weeks off, due to Ontario’s statutory holiday Family Day, the York Universe team returns. Jesse was off galavanting around the southwest United States including a trip to Meteor crater and a week at the Kitt Peak National Observatory. The Moon dominated the conversation with Yutu, a car sized object impacting (caught in real time), and of course the Moon and the planets in the night sky for your viewing pleasure. Canadian Men’s and Women’s olympic hockey teams claim gold (again), but the Australians lost in cricket…so Paul didn’t know what to think. Show notes and podcast below. Thanks for listening!
Show Notes for Episode 181, January 13th, 2014 Hosts: Paul, Hugh, Ryan, Jen Title: The Randii Wessen Show
The York Universe crew was delighted to invite Randii Wessen, the Deputy Manager of Project Formulation at JPL, to the show. An unbelievably interesting conversation ensued! Show notes and podcast below.
Hosts: Ryan, Jesse, Paul Title: Voyager’s Lithium Battery; Keeps Going and Going…
Tonight we celebrated the news that Voyager 1 has officially broken through the heliopause and is now bathing in the radiation from interstellar space. This is a huge moment for human exploration into nature. Jesse summarizes the work on a recent Gamma Ray Burst, Paul talks of Lithium in stars, and Ryan delivers on his promise to tell us about Odyssey. Show notes and podcast below. Thanks for listening.
Hosts: Paul, Jesse, Lianne Title: The Sequester Walks The Planck
A little extra time on the show tonight allowed us to pontificate on the political strife in the United States. The sequestration has caused a massive amount of public funding cuts, including NASA public outreach and education. Of course the Planck Telescope delivers its news that Universe is slightly older than we once thought. Paul, ‘the dean,’ gripes over his failing Aussie cricket team (but mostly off-air). Astronomy Night in Canada starts with York Universe, thanks for listening! See our show notes and podcast below.
Unfortunately, our show was cut short today due to technical difficulties with the Astronomy.FM computer servers. The people at AFM are hard at work in order to bring the systems back up and running smoothly. Sorry to all who tuned in, we’ll see you next week!
Below are the notes we wrote before the show went on-air! Gives you an idea of what we were going to chat about.